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old kenisha thomas to savagely attack her own 8-month-old daughter, inside this baltimore social services office? these police documents reveal some clues. thomas did not have custody of her daughter, named pretty diamond. and during a supervised visit at the social services office tuesday morning, thomas complained about her daughter's care and felt like she could do a better job. as the social services worker told thomas the visit was almost over, thomas replied "it is about to be over." she pulled a kitchen knife from her handbag, and police say she did the unthinkable. >> she stabbed erin -- her infant daughter multiple times on the face, head and neck. and we really don't know why. >> reporter: the social worker left the room screaming in terror. witnesses heard thomas say, i'm going to kill her. a male social services worker came and began throwing chairs at kenisha thomas to stop her and eventually wrestled her to the ground. witnesses told police, they heard thomas saying, lock me
up, if i can't have her, no one will. and later, "i hope my baby is dead." >> other coworkers grabbed the baby lying on the floor, with a knife stuck in her neck come rushed her to medical attention. miraculously, she is expected to survive. thomas is under going a psychiatric evaluation. meanwhile, they are investigating how thomas managed to get a knife past their metal detectors. >> she asked to speak to her attorney. we can tell you she is now facing a slew of criminal charges, including attempted murder. she's being held without bail. we're live at police headquarters. derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> derek, thank you. coming up new at 6:00. wjz speaks with the union that represents social services workers. updating the breaking news. police are searching for two gunmen, responsible for a
shooting inside a barber shop in essex. it happened in the south maryland avenue. now, the motive is unclear. nearby schools were placed on alert as a precaution. but all students have now been dismissed. sky eye chopper 13 is live over essex now. captain mike perry has more. >> we are in eastern baltimore county. a lot of police activity still in the area. we're in the unit block of quiet sunset court, where police are working here. and it is not clear whether this home that they are working in the area of is related to the victim or the potential suspect. we have both detectives and multiple uniform police working almost right across the street in a quiet little neighborhood, right near where the shooting occurred. we'll continue to monitor the situation and keep you updated as we continue to gather information. right now, it is not clear exactly what police are doing. back to you. >> thank you, captain mike.
reporting live in sky eye chopper 13. well, baltimore police say they have caught the final suspect in a beating captured on tape. vic is in the newsroom with more on this long-awaited arrest. vic? >> police say they charged the fourth and final suspect for the videotaped beating on st. patrick's day. 21-year-old shatia baldwin. detectives say she participated in the attack on a tourist in the downtown courthouse last month. the video went viral across the country and helped investigators identify the suspects. three others are facing charges in this crime. denise, back to you. >> the victim tells police, he woke up in his hotel room after the attack with a black eye, and noticed his watch, phone and car keys were missing. baltimore mayor stephanie rawlings-blake is weighing on the suspension of a city police detective. detective daniel thomas nicholson is the subject of a criminal investigation, after he allegedly used his police powers to conduct unauthorized searches for his missing daughter. nicholson's daughter eventually returned home. city leaders say they have a
responsibility to hold nicholson accountable for any wrongdoing. >> the public needs to know that if an officer operates or acts outside of the law, we're going to take it seriously and act on it. >> reporter: court documents show nicholson was charged last year in assault, in a separate case involving his daughter. but the case never went to trial. today, the head of homeland security testifies about the secret service scandal. janet napolitano calls the allegations inexcusable. ines ferre reports with the harsh words for the agents involved. >> reporter: homeland security secret ser janet nopolitano said that investigators will get down to the bottom of the prostitution scandal. leaving no stone unturned. >> let me be clear. we will not allow the actions of the few to tarnish the legacy of the secret service. >> reporter: they are looking into the embarrassing incident in columbia this month.
agents who were preparing for the president's trip to the summit of the americas, are accused of bringing prostitutes back to their hotel rooms. >> to your knowledge, is this the first time something like this has happened? >> over the past two years, the secret service office of professional responsibility, has not received any such complaint. >> reporter: of the 12 agents implicated in the scandal, nine are being forced out. three others have been cleared of serious wrongdoing. republicans are following the investigation closely to make sure everyone involved is held accountable. >> the scandal is a real blackmark on the secret service and frankly on our country. >> reporter: president obama addressed the scandal on nbc's late night with jimmy fallon. edt president said the-- the president said the vast majority of secret service agents do a great job protecting him and his family. >> a couple of knuckleheads shouldn't detract from what they do.
what these guys were thinking, i don't know. but that's why they're not there anymore. >> reporter: and they will be reviewing guidelines to make sure something like this doesn't happen again. >> now, a dozen military personnel are also implicated in the scandal. their security clearance is investigated while the defense department investigates. republican candidate newt gingrich confirms he will shut down his campaign next week. he will likely endorse mitt romney for the gop nomination, after romney swept all five of yesterday's primary contests. our weather feels just right for spring. outside, there's a mix of sun and clouds. and our temperatures are right around normal. meteorologist tim williams and bob turk are update being our conditions. let's start with bob. >> reporter: it's a perfect april 25th. normal temperature, right mow, 68. that's where we are most of the afternoon. take a look at radar. nothing around here. in fact, pretty nice skies. but out to the west, here's what's coming our way. shower and some thunder out there as well.
april showers, moving in overnight. and at least a portion of your thursday is going to be wet at this point. so you can make those kinds of plans. and we might see more on these showers coming by the weekend as well. take a look at temperatures right now. right on the normal. mid- to upper 60s. 70 in d.c. 55 in oakland. and 66 in ocean city. but these temperatures today, run anywhere from, you can see, 5 to as much as 12 degrees warmer than we saw yesterday. now, tim has a look at your thursday forecast. and what we have on tap. tim? >> well, bob talked about the rain that is moving our direction. some of it will be here late tonight. and with that, don't be surprised to hear a rumble or two of thunder. very unsettled as the jet stream has set up shop just to the mid-atlantic. it's allowing for several disturbances to make their way west to east. the disturbance is moving to the south. it's going to stay there, but it stays close enough that it will bring some rain potentially for tomorrow morning. maybe even thunderstorms, right on through the early afternoon. then we get a bit of a break,
heading into friday. bob will talk about that timing coming up in your complete updated first warning forecast. an extremely dramatic start to the trial. for brothers accused of beating an african american teen. the alleged victim takes the stand and refuses to testify. then his grandfather is kicked out of court. wjz is live at the mitchell courthouse. weijia jiang is there. she explains what happened. >> reporter: hi, kai. and to everybody. this is a huge blow to the prosecutor, who put the victim on the stand because he thought the teenager was going to share a harrowing story about how he was beaten. but the victim brazenly refused. >> reporter: in a stunning outburst on the witness stand, 16-year-old cory got out of his chair and said, quote, i don't want to testify. i want all the charges to be dropped. end quote. osbee, who cried almost the entire time he was on the stand, was expected to be the star witness in the case.
against brothers 24-year-old eliayahu, and 21-year-old afi werdesheim. they are accused of beating 15- year-old in the head. during the call for war vashim. many compared it to what happened to trayvon martin in florida. >> he was singled out because he was black and walking in a jewish community. >> reporter: documents from the investigation revealed osbee said the brothers pushed him to the ground, pinned him down and beat him with a walkie-talkie. but on wednesday, osbee refused to answer questions from the prosecutor and held his head in his lap. at one point, osbee's grandfather was thrown out of court because he was making signals to osbee to speak up. >> it's important to preserve the reliability of the testimony that people not give signals to witnesses or communicate with them during their testimony. >> reporter: osbee maintains he was beaten but doesn't want to talk about it, despite the
judge's order to testify. the teen explained, quote, the whole time i did not want to go through with this stuff. i felt lots of pressure with the whole situation. in my heart, i didn't want to testify. i shouldn't have even called police, end quote. >> reporter: the werdesheims face multiple charges, including assault. what is going to ham -- happen to osbee? the judge stopped short of holding him in contempt but said there would be consequences. >> interesting turn of events in the court. prosecutors are expected to call several more witnesses this week. it's unclear if the werdesheims am testify. tack -- taxes and gaming. governor martin o'malley is gathering two special sessions. wjz is live. political reporter pat warren has the reason. pat? >> reporter: that's right, denise. this is really important because somehow rat the end of
the general assembly session, those two issues got lumped together ask they locked each other up. >> reporter: a bill to expand gaming in maryland that crapped out in the last hours of general assembly's regular session may come back in its own special session in this summer. >> when this issue becomes -- this issue of gaming becomes intertwined with the budget that it makes consensus very, very hard to find on either. >> reporter: a compromise on an income tax hike failed to get a vote in the senate on the final hours of sine die. at the same time, a bill to expand gaming stalled in the house. while senate president mike miller insists one had nothing to do with the other. it's well known he wanted the gaming bill to pass in prince george's county. >> it's a tourist destination. it's not a shopping mall. >> reporter: the state's biggest gaming facility is at arundel mills mall. because of the way the law is written, it requires voter
approval. miller wants the issue on the ballot in november. >> it's a huge tourist destination. it is a money maker in maryland. and we have to get people to understand that. it's about solving the state's budget crisis without additional taxation. >> reporter: the potential to pay less taxes is not easily dismissed. >> if we're able to resolve the budget in may and then come back, in say, early august to resolve the open questions on gaming, that would be enough time for it to be on the ballot in the fall. >> reporter: there's no agreement yet on dates for either of those sessions. >> reporter: the first priority for the governor is to get the general assembly back together with the concleanse us -- consensus so they could vote on an income tax increase, which could potentially add $530 million to the state's budget. >> the new budget takes effect july 1st. food lovers, rejoice. summer restaurant week is returning to baltimore. ah. the 7th annual event will kick
off july 27th. and run through august 5th. on those days, you can enjoy a three-course meal at your favorite restaurant, which is $30. there will also be a lunch option for $20. denise is salivating as we speak. >> i am. and you know, i've done the lunch one. it's unbelievable. $20. and you get all of this food. >> and then hopefully you don't have to work after you do lunch. >> that never works. >> but it's a nice thought, kai. thank you. still ahead on wjz eyewitness news at 5:00. where is madeleine mccann? the announcement about the missing child on the new photo that could help her case. i'm alex demetrick. coming up, keeping the mail moving on the eastern shore. that story as eyewitness news continues. there's a new tribute to the orioles sixth hall-of- famer. i'm gigi barnett at camden yards. that story is next. calm for now. but is stormy weather moving closer? don't miss the updated first
it is mostly sunny. 67 degrees. the complete first warning weather forecast is coming right up. there may be a reprieve for a male processing center on the eastern shore. the postal service was planning to close it. alex demetrick reports, an act of congress could keep it open. >> reporter: a close eye is being kept on capitol hill, for a senate vote. >> yes, we are. we're following it and waiting on it. >> reporter: because it might keep some on the job. that's because the postal service plans to close this facility, as it downsizes to reduce a huge budget deficit. the senate bill would save it. >> we wanted to stay on the eastern shore and keep costs. >> to cut costs, they plan to
close 250 processing centers across the country. the senate bill would reduce those closings to 125. leaving the over -- the easton center open. it would also delay the closures of other offices. the justice department is the first class stamp, which requires the postal service to deliver mail overnight to nearby zip codes. >> you know, you're paying a first class price, and you deserve a first class service. your cards, letters, bills, deserved to get there, overnight. especially in the same area. >> reporter: if easton closes, processing for maryland's eastern shore would move to delaware, potentially slowing that service while driving more customers to the postal service's biggest competitor. the internet. alex demetrick, wjz eyewitness news. >> the easton processing center moves its share of mail during the last six months alone. 99 million pieces of mail pass through that facility. if you're waiting for someone to get home from work, let's check on the roads with kristy breslin, at wjz traffic
control. hi, crition tee. >> hi -- kristy. >> hi, kai. hi, everyone. a lot of delays out there. slow from shawan to belfast. west side inner loop, stop and go there, from southwestern boulevard, over to security boulevard. and the north side of the inner loop. that's going to hold up up -- hold you up about 25 minutes from the jones falls expressway. around to dulaney valley road. northbound 95. on and off delays, 395 to the beltway on that northeast side. accidents, pulaski highway, at rosedale. also, emerton road, at patterson. let's take a live look. you can see, traffic a bit slow on the jones falls expressway. this traffic report is brought to you by pizza bolis. stop in and get two medium, one- topping cheese pizzas, for $6.99 each. >> thank you, kristy. one sculptor's love of sports and history combined. and a chance to cast orioles players in bronze. gigi barnett explains, his work is at the center of a new tribute to honor the team's six
hall-of-famers. >> reporter: this court yard at camden yards used to be part of a picnic area. but this weekend, it will morph into a garden of grapes when they honor its six hall of flame players with six brand- new statues. >> paul ripken, i watched play here. >> reporter: toby mendes to create the bronze statues. it took him more than a year to find the images, sculpt them and then cast the sports figure. they will unveil frank robinson's image first on saturday. >> we're creating something that will last for generations. so it's very important to me that it is faithful and honors the person in the proper way. >> reporter: mendes isn't saying much about what the statues will look like. as a matter of fact, he can't. the o's want to keep that a secret. once a month, they'll unveil a hall-of-famer on one of these slabs. the last one is cal ripken, june. that happens on september 6th, the anniversary that he passed
lou gehrig's record. >> there's going to be a lot of movement out here. >> reporter: after frank robinson, brooks robinson's statue is next month. then earl weavers. after him, comes jim palmer. and by august, eddie murray's statue will be unveiled. mendes says he worked with each hall-of-famer to decide what the final statue would look like. but he's looking forward to what fans think about the bronze legend. >> you always hope people like it. >> reporter: at camden yards, i'm gigi barnett, wjz eyewitness news. >> mendes has created more than 30 other bronze sculptures, including thurgood marshall and nolan ryan. >> i can't wait to going loo -- go look at that. take a look at temperatures. 70s. still dry. 22% humidity. west winds, 16. blowing the pollen around. barometer holding steady. come back and take a look at shower activity for your thursday after this. ,,,,,,,,,,,
right now. just about exactly on normal. normal high is 68. and we had that last hour. 70, d.c. 65, cumberland. and 70 at pax river. gotten to be a very, very pleasant day. temperature-wise, 64 to 74 around the region. cloudies are already on the increase. pretty nice dry breeze. in fact, the air mass is dry. it will take a while to moisten up. pretty much dividing line between this cooler, dryer air mass over us. and much warmer air. temperatures today in texas. 102 degrees. so you take that 100-degree air. right over top of 60-degree air. some of those activities, rolling through wisconsin, chicago area, indiana, illinois. west virginia. will approach our region overnight. and we'll see showers and
scattered shower activity on your wednesday night, thursday morning. thursday morning, most of the time gets through the region. over the weekend, a few more of these impulses of low pressure will ride across the region. we do expect to see more rain this weekend. at least not all weekend. but we'll probably have a pretty good chance of showers. southeast winds on the bay, at 10 to 15 knots. bay temp around 57. so tonight, overnight, shower, rain, maybe a thunderstorm. 48. tomorrow, back up to 68. but at least some sun. and also maybe an afternoon or a thundershower on your thursday. >> and your thursday, too? >> yes, it is. >> okay. thank you, bob. it's happening again. another plane, struck by birds in new york. how the pilots reacted this time. more stunning accusations. the revelations in court about john edwards and his mistress.
it's 5:30, 67 degrees and mostly sunny. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. the jones falls expressway is one step closer to being repaired. the city is coming up with the money for emergency construction. mike schuh reports, the costs have gone up and could be even more than budgeted. >> because those middle lanes are unsafe, the city will spend millions in emergency repairs. >> reporter: . >> reporter: the city knows there's a problem under here. >> well, basically, we have some erosion that is going on underground. >> reporter: the leaks from broken wastewater pipes have washed away tons of dirt in this section that is closed. initially, the city estimated it will cost a million bucks to do the work. but when only one contractor bid, the price doubles. >> we opened the bids up and there were four or five people
that didn't come. but the bid came in at approximately 2 million. >> that information is summarized before. >> reporter: the board of estimates, a $2 million repair was approved. ask they're told, once they find what is really below the surface, it could be even more expensive. for motorists already tired of this, they're less concerned about the price tag. >> ting needs to be fixed quickly. and the road needs to be save. >> i'd like to see them get done as fast as they could. >> regardless of the cost? >> well, within reasonable means. >> reporter: we're going to have to live with some uncertainty. the city doesn't know exactly when construction will begin, how long it will last, or how much it will cost to finish. >> reporter: the city says some of the work will require total lane closures in the middle of the night. five people are now charged after this weekend's raid of counterfit goods at the flea market. they are accused of selling knockoff versions of luxury
brand items, such as coach and gucci. the products were shipped from new jersey. four were arrested while one remains at lange tonight. police-- large tonight. people wake up to find several cars with their tires slashed. the damage is visible in the 4100 block of park highlights avenue. wjz found several flat tires special some people working to fix them. we are waiting for more information from police. her disappearance in 2007 made international headlines. now, scotland yard has a stunning revelation about madeleine mccann. vic is in the newsroom with the latest on the search for the missing girl. >> reporter: madeleine mccann was just 4 years old, when she was of she disappeared from a family vacation in portugal. detectives say she may be alive. they released this age-released progression. police say they are reviewing thousands of pieces of evidence and have identified nearly 200 leads. police in portugal closed the case. but last year, scotland yard
ordered a review. they're hoping portuguese authorities will reopen the case. >> reporter: madeleine mccann's parents were questioned and have been cleared as suspects. more testimony in the criminal case against john edwards. the former presidential today is accused of using campaign money to cover up his affair. as dick brennan recommends, -- reports, edwards former aide. >> andrew young spent a third day on the stand, working hard to avoid eye contact with has former boss. making the case that john edwards used illegal campaign contributions to cover up his extramarital affair. young explains how edwards' life collapsed. he even got into a shouting match with edwards that almost got physical. legal experts say that young could be the prosecution's strongest weapon, but he was not always the best witness. >> he was searching for words
at times. there was no evidence he looked at the jury. and even in what appeared to be basic questions, he was thinking and rethinking what he was going to say. >> reporter: in a book he wrote about the case, young acknowledged he described secret contributions from donors, as gifts, entirely proper, and not subject to campaign finance laws. on the stand, young says, quote, i did this to cover my butt, because the feds were investigating. >> reporter: the prosecution has to prove that edwards not only knew about the payments, but also that he knew they were illegal. >> reporter: in a scathing cross-examination, edwards' defense attorney, abbey lowell, accused young of repeatedly making up stories, and getting facts wrong, both in his testimony and in his book. >> they're going to paint young as blindly ambitious. he wasn't in it for edwards, he was in it for himself and his family. >> reporter: he used money to build a million and a half
dollar house. dick brennan, north carolina. >> edwards faces up to 30 years if convicted on all charges. for the third time in less than a week, a passenger jet makes an emergency landing after a bird strike. a jet blue flight was only seconds off the ground when two geese slammed into the windshield. the pilot decided to return back to westchester airport. passengers say they felt the collision. >> we took off. and it was evident we hit something. and the plane just kept swerving, from left to right. >> a similar incident happened last week, when at least one bird got stucked into -- sucked into the engine of a delta flight that took off from john f. kennedy international airport. mistaken for a terrorist? a toddler, accused of carrying a gun is patted down by the tsa. a mother says it happened at the wichita intercontinental airport. her mother apparently set off an a -- alarm.
scared, the daughter ran to her grandmother. they believed, they said, that the grandmother had hangded the girl a gun. but after investigating, the family was released. teresa garcia reports for wjz, with the new study from the american lung association. >> reporter: on a typical day in los angeles, the pollution is visible in the air. >> you look over and see the smog, blanketing the city. and then you realize, it's really disgusting. >> reporter: but the american lung association's new state of the air report, finds air quality has actually improved in l.a. and in the most polluted cities in the nation. in fact, the air is the cleanest since the report began 13 years ago. >> >> we have definitely made a lot of progress since the clean air act was enacted in the 70s. that's very encouraging. but as the report today highlights, we have a long way
to go. >> reporter: the report shows more than 127 million people are living in places with dangerous levels of pollution that can cause wheezing, coughing, asthma attacks, heart attacks, and premature death. >> even though pollution levels are better in los angeles, it still is the most polluted city in the country. and many other areas across california also topped the list for poor air quality. >> reporter: pollution can be especially harmful for children. the elderly and people with asthma, heart disease, and diabetes. experts say it's a good idea for them to limit outdoor activities, when the pollution levels are high. >> these chemicals cause an excess of inflammation and oxidative stress that can affect a lot of different parts of the body, including the lungs, the heart. >> reporter: many here in l.a. agreed, the air quality has improved over the decades. >> i think it's certainly better than when we were growing up in the 70s. >> reporter: but they say a lot more work needs to be done. in los angeles, teresa garcia,
wjz eyewitness news. >> santa fe, new mexico, is ranked as the cleanest cleanest city in the country. >> time now for a quick look at stories you'll find in tomorrow morning's edition of the baltimore sun. the study says baltimore needs to develop an environment to save the middle class from shrinking. what is the fate of exiftzing maryland dna samples, currently under the control of maryland state police? and a look at how important this year's draft is to the ravens, considering the need to add depth to the roster. for these stories and of course, a whole lot more, read tomorrow's baltimore sun. and remember to look for the updated forecast, from wjz's first warning weather team. baltimore city schools are doing their part to help the environment. mayor stephanie rawlings-blake announces that all of baltimore city's 205 public schools are recycling. the mayor presented dr. andres alonzo with 65-gallon recycling bins for each school. >> they may only be in high school. but a group of baltimore students is already on their
way to becoming young entrepreneurs. monique griego has more on the nifty program. >> she may still number high school. but she is sought after. >> what do they say? >> wow. >> a teacher who noticed her talent for customizing her own clothes told her she was perfect perfect. >> the program teaches students the basics of being a business owner. >> why businesses work. why businesses don't work. how to deal with money math. >> this is one of several baltimore schools using nifty. >> i think it's very different than, you know, getting us ready for the world, basically, on what our careers. >> when coming up with their
business, many take things they're already passionate about. like makeup and fashion. >> from video game software to home made candy, students are encouraged to get creative. >> it's amazing, some of the ideas they come up with. and how detailed they are. >> reporter: the students first compete with each other and then other schools before a national competition in new york city. but even if they don't win, for many, just displaying their talent is the real reward. >> it wows people, like what i can do. >> reporter: monique griego, wjz eyewitness news. >> 2012 marks nifty's tenth year as a program in baltimore schools. >> that's great. >> it's nifty. >> entrepreneurs. still to come tonight on wjz eyewitness news. kidnapped. a little boy snatched from a hospital, as he waits for the heart transplant. the surprising person in custody. the supreme court takes on arizona's immigration law. will the controversial measure be upheld? i'm bob turk. first warning weather center.
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beautiful, beautiful april day. just exactly the way it's supposed to be. it was a little chilly this morning. but it warmed up nicely. a lot of sunshine. that, however, is going to change overnight and tomorrow. tim has a look at your thursday forecast. tim? >> well, the sun is out here now. enjoy it while it lasts. because tonight, clouds will increase. and tomorrow, we'll start off, potentially, with showers right around the time you're driving to work, with temperatures in the 40s. we'll go up to a daytime high of just around 72 or so. so the temperatures respond, even though we have rain. and then we'll drift down into the 50s. and then we start to cool off, for at least one night. but again, the rain is going to be with us at least one day before a bit of a clearing up. bob has those details coming up in the five-day forecast. bob this. >> after the showers leave tomorrow looks like a nice day. showers back. reduced temperatures. 58, 40.
62 on sunday. clearing out again a little below average again on monday. denise? >> in today's energy savers, when is the right time to turn off your personal computer? turn off the monitor if you are not using your p.c. for more than 20 minutes. it is recommended you turn off your computer if you are not going to use it for more than two hours. also, you can use a power strip and turn that off if not using equipment for long periods. scroll down the right-hand side of the page and click on our special section. a child snatched from st. louis hospital was found safe. two relatives were facing charges. police say the child's father took him out of the hospital this morning. the boy is in need of a heart franz evertransplant. they don't have custody rights and they're now facing kidnapping charges. federal investigators are taking a closer look at the disappearance of a first grader
in arizona. the fbi will bring in specially- trained profilers to help them search for 6-year-old isbelt sules. she was last seen friday, when her parents put her to sleep. more than 200 officers have searched her neighborhood. police have scaled back the search to about 30 officers. the supreme court listens to arguments today about the controversial immigration law. justice department has blocked the state, saying it goes too far. >> reporter: both sides had their say on arizona's immigration law. >> people have a right to come into cross borders to help their families. >> reporter: inside, justices listen to arguments about one of the most controversial parts of the law. it would require police officers to perform roadside immigration checks of people they've stopped or detained, if police believe the person may
be in the country illegally. >> it became clear today, during the argument that there is no federal system that would readily clear united states citizens, who are stopped during a traffic violation. >> some fear the law could lead to mass arrests of illegal immigrants in arizona. >> if they're breaking the law, there's that possibility, i would assume. >> reporter: the justices appeared skeptical about the obama administration's argument that the government not states, should enforce immigration law. >> the burden, of course, is to show a conflict between what the federal government has done in its approach. >> justice elena kaig an is not taking part on the case because she worked in the department. the remaining justices could reach a 4-4 tie. >> thatted mean the court decision would stand. this ruling would not take effect. >> reporter: the court is
expected to take this in june. at the supreme court, danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> justice department has sued the states as well. media mogul rupert murdoch discuss said the hacking -- discussed the hacking scandal. the billionaire is accused of telling his editors to illegally hack into the phones of celebrities and politicians. he is also dismissing rumors that his power bought him support from former prime minister margaret thatcher. >> you wished that no express favors were offered to you by mrs. thatcher. >> and none asked. i've never asked the prime minister for anything. >> reporter: the scandal eventually led to the closure. both murdoch and his son have repeatedly said they were un,a wear of the-- unaware of the hacking going on. check in with eyewitness
news at 6:00. for these stories and more. unthinkable crime. repeated stabbings. new at 6:00. possible actions that the worker took that may have saved the baby's life. john leopold. what it has to do with the county's system. check in for these and more breaking news at 6:00. one of the most successful singers on the planet has a new award for her trophy case. "people" magazine has named beyonce the world's most beautiful woman for 2012. the 30-year-old singer told the magazine, she feels more beautiful than ever since becoming a mother back in january. >> nice honor. . >> no arguing she is beautiful. >> she is. still ahead. sports director mark viviano is live at camden yards. orioles are going to face toronto again tonight. they're ready, mark. >> they are ready. and there's always a good feeling at the ballpark, following a victory. and the o's, in fact, are going for three wins in ray row.
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orioles are back in first place, after opening their home stand with a win in toronto last night. two teams meet again. >> reporter: how are you doing? we are early in the season but orioles and their fans are always looking for a glimmer of hope. a series of victories. a well-played game. all of that, feeds into what the orioles hope will become the end of a 14-year losing streak. tonight's orioles pitcher has a unique perspective on how a turnaround is possible for the o's. he is jason hamill. he was a member of the tampa
bay rays, during their run of 10 straight losing seasons. he experienced the rays' amazing rise as well. going from 100 losses to the play-offs. hamill tells me, he believes, based on what he experienced with tampa baip, he can see the same thing happening here in baltimore. >> you can be down in the dumps. and you can only go up from there. i'm obviously speaking from experience. but there's too much talent here to not be successfulful. >> we've got a lot of guys on and off the field. they have welcomed me and it's made my transition that much more easy. hamill will peach game 2 of three games in toronto. see the o's and the a's sunday, here on wjz. coverage comes your way sunday at 1:30. i'll have an update on the orioles, coming up next hour. plus, the nfl draft, tomorrow
night. we'll hear from the ravens, how they weed out possible bad characters, before they pick from the college crop. that's ahead on eyewitness news at 6:00. back to you for now. denise? >> looking forward to it. thank you, mark. a cop car ends up in the side of the fence, after police say it was stolen. police say a texas man hopped in the cruiser after running out of the courthouse to avoid arrest. authorities say he stole the car of an officer who was chasing him. shortly after, he crashed into a fence. both the suspect and the driver of the suv was taken to the hospital, but their injuries were minor. still ahead on eyewitness news. a look at the woman who police say tried to kill her baby girl. but it's what she said during the attack that may give police the clue to her motive. i'm derek valcourt, i'll explain coming up on eyewitness news. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
tire coming up on wjz eyewitness news. shocking scene. a mother accused of stabbing her own baby at a social sercheszs office. new details about how it happened. dramatic developments. of two jewish brothers beating a teenager. the star witness refuses to testify. babe ruth won't stand alone. there's a new tribute to the orioles sixth hall-of-famer. i'm gigi barnett at camden
yards. warmer weather for the rest of the week. don't miss the updated forecast. check in for more on these stories stories and more. wjz eyewitness news at 6:00 starts now. savage attack, a baby stabbed repeatedly, in a social services office. her mother arrested. >> tonight, how an employee kept it from being worse and a possible motive. hello, everybody. i'm denise koch! and i'm vic carter. here's what people are talking about tonight. >> new information about the woman accused of attacking her own infant child issue inside a social services office. wjz is live at city police headquarters. derek valcourt has new insight into what happened inside that offi